Watch Bristol Airport appeal live online

2:38pm - 13 July 2021

A public inquiry into our decision to refuse Bristol Airport’s expansion plans will start next week – and you can watch events unfold online.

Last year we rejected Bristol Airport’s plans to expand its passenger numbers from 10 million to 12 million a year and change its night flying arrangements.

The airport appealed against our decision and so a public inquiry was arranged by the Government's Planning Inspectorate (PINs) to hear the appeal.

This inquiry starts at 10am next Tuesday (20 July) at the Town Hall, in Weston-super-Mare.

You can find more information, related documents, and detailed schedules showing when specific topics will be discussed each day on the inquiry website.

There will also be a link to watch live on YouTube, with recordings of previous sessions made available within two working days.

The inquiry is expected to run until mid-October, to allow for breaks in August and September.

Planning inspectors will then take some time to consider all the evidence before making their final decision, which is expected to be a number of weeks after the end of the inquiry.

You can find out more about the Bristol Airport planning application on our website.